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Top 10 things to do this weekend around Naperville, Oct. 11-13

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Celebrate fall this weekend with a variety of festivals, classes and hikes, as well as theater events, concerts and more in our top 10 picks of things to do around Naperville. For a complete listing of events, visit napervillesun.suntimes.com/calendar

 

1. Upland Brewing Suburban Launch, 6 p.m. Friday

Upland will bring a few extremely limited beers for attendees to sample from Bloomington, Ind. The launch also includes a raffle with prizes. World of Beer, 1727 Freedom Drive, Naperville. Call 630-955-0399. Free.

 

2. Fort Frances, 7 p.m. Friday

North Central College’s The Union presents Fort Frances, an independent band of three voices. Fort Frances has turned heads at festivals across the country and earned comparisons to artists like Wilco, Ryan Adams and Modest Mouse. The Union, 129 W. Benton Ave., Naperville. $10-$12.

 

3. 'Speech and Debate,' 7:30 p.m. Friday

North Central College presents three performances of “Speech and Debate” at 7.30 p.m. Oct. 10-12. The play is a dark and biting contemporary comedy about three teens drawn together by scandal. Madden Theatre, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Call 630-637-7469. $5.

 

4. Cantigny Fall Festival, 10 a.m. Saturday

Celebrate autumn with harvest time fun with a craft show, pumpkin decorating, face painting, petting zoo, a pumpkin ring toss and more. 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Call 630-668-5161 or visit cantigny.org. Free.

 

5. Fox Valley African Violet Society Annual Judged Show, 12:30 p.m. Saturday

The Fox Valley African Violet Society presents "Miss Violet Cruises the Hawaiian Islands," an African Violet Society of America judged show. In addition to the judged show plants and floral designs using African violets, there will be young plants and leaves for sale and a Q&A on growing and educational exhibits. Community United Methodist Church, 20 N. Center St., Naperville. Call 630-355-1483. Free.

 

6. Theatre-Hikes, 3 p.m. Saturday

Participants walk along with the action through the arboretum's landscape. Presented on Saturdays and Sundays. Each performance lasts approximately three hours; wear comfortable shoes, dress for the weather, and bring a chair or blanket, water bottle and insect repellent. The production will be "The Passion Dracula," which runs through Oct. 27. Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL-53, Lisle. Call 630-968-0074. $19, $13 children.

 

7. Terry Fator, 8 p.m. Saturday

The ventriloquist performs. For more information, visit ParamountAurora.com. Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Call 630-896-6666. $79-$99.

 

8. Diamond Anniversary, 8 p.m. Saturday

The DuPage Symphony Orchestra's opening concert of the 60th anniversary season features a performance with Daria Rabotkina. Wentz Concert Hall Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Call 630-637-7469. $12-$35.

 

9. DIY Apples, 10 a.m. Sunday

A one-hour cooking class teaches several ways to enjoy one of the favorite fruits of fall, including making applesauce, apple pie filling and carmel apples. Reservations required. Williams-Sonoma Naperville, 9 W. Jackson Ave., Suite 103, Naperville. Call 630-369-4167. Free.

  

10. A Walk to Remember, noon Sunday

Naperville's ninth annual walk will raise funds for the SHARE Program, an organization that serves and supports those affected by the death of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth and early infant death. The Riverwalk Pavilion, 320 W. Jackson Ave., Naperville.

 

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